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New Fish in Town

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New Fish in Town
Season №: 7
Episode №: 151a
Airdate: January 15, 2011
Sister episode(s): "Love That Squid"
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "The Wreck of the Mauna Loa"
Next: "Love That Squid"
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"New Fish in Town" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Squidward becomes friends with his new neighbor.



For weeks, Squidward was working on his music and finished putting down the notes to perform with his clarinet. Before he could start, a sound from his neighbors let him drop his entire work onto the flame of a candle that burned on both sides, therefore, his work was destroyed. Going outside to investigate the sounds, he finds Patrick hammering a sign on his front lawn. When SpongeBob suggests Patrick to hammer it one more time, the hammer pushed it all to way into the gravel only to destroy the sign. Squidward went to his neighbors complaining, asking what the noise was about. SpongeBob replies saying that Patrick is renting out some property. A delighted Squidward thought Patrick was moving out only to find that he was actually renting out his yard for extra cash. SpongeBob asked Squidward to be on the lookout for takers who might want to stay on the yard while the duo go jellyfishing. For a while, the cultural neighbor was enjoying peace from his neighbors only to be interrupted by a resident named Howard. Lying to Howard about the rent sign being outdated, Howard plans to leave until Squidward said he was just kidding after Howard said he would have wanted to do many things that Squidward also enjoys. Howard invites Squidward for some tea and wants to discuss about each other and the other neighbors. SpongeBob and Patrick return finding Howard's mobile home and Patrick is excited about meeting the new neighbor who hates what Patrick and his friend does. Knowing that the two would convince Howard to
Clarinet and Bassoon

Squidward amd Howard, playing their instruments together.

leave, Squidward makes plans to hide the peaceful neighbor from SpongeBob and Patrick. Thinking that the new neighbor is shy, they wanted to come back later which was really soon. When they are back, Howard and Squidward are performing with their instruments on some music. Hearing SpongeBob's laugh, Squidward tries to hide it as his clarinet being broken. Instead of fixing it, he makes a wooden fence, followed by a stone wall then Squidward puts zippers to "shut" their mouths, and then bulldozing SpongeBob and Patrick's houses off a cliff making the two follow it. Howard saw enough hiding and wanted to see the secrets behind the laughing and found the jellyfishers who were also playing with bubbles. Before stopping them, he got used to the jellyfish and bubbles and become one of the annoying neighbors. Much to his dismay Squidward gets mad and couldn't tolerate three so he brought Howard's mobile home out of place and pushed it off a cliff. Squidward became disappointed for almost having a decent neighbor, so SpongeBob and Patrick tried to cheer him up by having him pop a bubble. He goes along with it, but the bubble keeps floating away, Squidward goes after it and jumps the cliff and got a hard landing, leaving him exclaiming at SpongeBob and Patrick, "Jellyfishing bubble blowers!"



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [burning the candle at both ends]
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [sheet music burned]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Now I'm flummoxed."]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hit it one more time, Patrick."]
  A Jolly Jaunt (a) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Can you smell yourself think?"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward's to-do list]
  Hide and Seek - Arthur Harold Wilkinson [Squidward drinking tea]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Hide and Seek - Arthur Harold Wilkinson [Howard introduced]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["Is this yard still for rent?"]
  Hide and Seek - Arthur Harold Wilkinson [Howard lists his passions]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["I can hardly believe what I'm hearing!"]
  Hollywood Glitz - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Squidward's daydream]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Howard about to leave]
  Dramatic Impact 2 - Ivor Slaney [Howard slams the brakes]
  ? ["Wait! Don't go!"]
  Flower Display - Jack Shaindlin [inside Howard's trailer]
  ? [SpongeBob and Patrick return from jellyfishing]
  Bumbling B - Bernd Gesell [Squidward nervous]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Did you see the way those curtains jerked shut?"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [clarinet/bassoon duet]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward builds a fence around Howard's trailer]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick blowing bubbles]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green ["Repulsive!"]
  Slide Whistle Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Howard joins SpongeBob, Patrick]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]


  • Running Gag: Characters jumping off a cliff and Squidward building stuff around Howard's motor house.
  • This episode was going to be originally aired with Perfect Chemistry but it aired with Big Sister Sam, then it pairs with Love That Squid.
  • As of this episode, it remains unconfirmed if Howard will appear again in the series.
  • This episode has the same title card as Perfect Chemistry, but green and side ways, which is also similar to Porous Pockets.
  • SpongeBob says "Something Squidward, this way comes", A reference to a line from William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', and the song from the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • This is the first episode of 2011.
  • The instrument Howard was playing is called a bassoon.
  • For some reason, calls this episode "New Fish in a Big Town".
  • Just like this episode's sister, "Love That Squid", they both base on Squidward being happy.
  • Howard's bassoon is much smaller compared to a bassoon in real life.
  • During on part of this episode, there is a clarinet and bassoon feature playing in the background. Ironically, Howard was playing the bassoon and Squidward was playing the clarinet.

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is probably a play on The Eagle's song "New Kid in Town".


  • Squidward build a brick wall around the mobile home, the window shows the sky, not the bricks. He might have built it only on the sides and front

External links

  • Watch the full episode: [1]

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